Built around 1830, Black Mountain Inn has a history of hospitality for over 200 years. The house was originally designed as a stagecoach stop. At the turn of the 20th century it operated for several years as the Franklin Humanitarian Home, in the 1940’s it served as a summer artists retreat and hosted many famous guests including Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Norman Rockwell, Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan and Joan Sutherland.
The house has been restored by its current owners, who transformed it into the Black Mountain Inn. Since then, The inn has returned to the tradition of welcoming guests to the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains.